Archaeology

Iron-Age Hill Fort

Iron-Age Hill Fort

A great hill-fort overlooking the valley.

This hill fort, high on Otford Mount, for centuries known as Stumbleburrow, seems likely to have been a prehistoric promontory camp, dated to the Iron Age.

Promontory camps are generally considered to be high status sites, reflecting the large size and the resources which would have gone into their construction.

Whether the Otford hill fort was occupied seasonally or permanently is not known. Most promontory forts were used for intensive year-round settlement and would have contained a mixture of domestic structures (ie roundhouses), animal enclosures and areas for other activities. Until Otford’s hill fort is excavated, we cannot know.

 

The Bronze Age Mount

Their memory lives on

The Bronze Age Mount

Iron-Age Hill Fort

A great hill-fort overlooking the valley

Iron-Age Hill Fort

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The Romano British Cemetery

The Roman way of death

The Romano British Cemetery

Progress Villa

Unearthing a Roman farm

Progress Villa

The Pottery Field

Discvery of local industry

The Pottery Field

The Palace & Becket's Well

A palace and a holy well

The Palace & Becket's Well

Church Field Villa

One of the earliest British centres of Christian worship

Church Field Villa

The Bronze Age Mount

Their memory lives on

The Bronze Age Mount

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The Romano British Cemetery

The Roman way of death

The Romano British Cemetry

Progress Villa

Unearthing a Roman farm

Progress Villa

Pottery Field

Discvery of local industry

Pottery Field

The Palace & Becket's Well

A palace and a holy well

The Palace & Becket's Well

Church Field Villa

One of the earliest British centres of Christian worship

Church Field Villa